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RAF Lossie Tots numbers double!

It’s been a really busy month with numbers at RAF Lossie Tots doubling! We have had 16 families attending recently. There’s been a lot of work going on to encourage families along including a closed Facebook page to advertise the activities that are being provided through the Making Time for Play project, yummy free bacon rolls on the first week back, and discussions with the Church and base representatives on how the Church (where the group runs from) and the group can work together more closely.

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This has resulted in the group being given more space in the church, more storage space and in addition they have raised funds to buy some fab new flooring! I met with the group and church/base representatives in January and they feel the MTFP project has benefitted families and children so much they want to look at ways they can bring someone in to carry on this work.

In both Moray and Skye we’ve had a bit of a focus on sensory play and particularly popular have been playdoh, puffy snow paint using equal measures (approx!) of PVA glue and shaving foam and the very popular bubble cups, an idea from the Play Talk Read Bus.

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There’s been some fantastic parent and child interaction with almost every parent at each group getting involved and asking for more ideas which is really positive. Along with that we’ve had some physical play using balance beams, simple skittles and balls to beat those winter blues!

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Louise Gibson, CALA Play Practice Advisor